The “Delete file” dialog has 3 buttons.
The most dangerous button is the first, and it is also the biggest and bright red (attracts interest).
The distracted user likely clicks on it quickly and inadvertently.
A dialog box with a checkbox to remember the user’s choice to delete anyways (that changes the setting), a Cancel and a Delete button.
[ ] do not ask again
This way, the user has to perform 2 operations in order to make the dialog disappear.
External link on bad confirmation dialogs:
(on the plus side, nobody does Captchas to delete files yet )
It is very annoying behaviour currently. Each time I delete file, I just want to see the confirmation and hit Enter to confirm the operation. But if I do so, the settings just changes and I don’t have confirmations any more.
UPD: For those struggling as me, I’m now using a CSS-snippet, which I’ve added in Appearance settings:
One more +1.
I had exactly the same issues and Google brings me here.
This “Delete and don’t ask again” button makes me change my settings and then I deleted some files by mistake without the confirmation prompt.
Currently, the delete file confirmation dialog defaults to “delete and don’t ask again”. So, if I just hit return, it turns off the confirmation. I think that is the wrong behavior. The default should be just to delete the file without turning off the confirmation. As it is now written, I have to explicitly hit delete (avoiding the button that says “don’t ask again”) every time I delete a file. This is true even though I don’t ever want to turn off the confirmation. People who want the confirmation off currently, just hit return. They no longer see the dialog at all. This seems backwards for minimizing moving your hands off the keyboard.